Minimally invasive approaches for gastric cancer-Japanese experiences.

  title={Minimally invasive approaches for gastric cancer-Japanese experiences.},
  author={Tsuyoshi Etoh and Masafumi Inomata and Norio Shiraishi and Seigo Kitano},
  journal={Journal of surgical oncology},
  volume={107 3},
Since development of laparoscopy-assisted distal gastrectomy with lymph node dissection in 1991 in Japan, laparoscopic gastrectomy (LAG) is improving and evolving. Recently, advanced LAG techniques including D2 lymph node dissection or anastomosis after total gastrectomy have been developed. Retrospective and prospective multicenter studies have been… CONTINUE READING